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Tolwong mines, Tolwong, St Vincent Co., New South Wales, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Tolwong minesGroup of Mines (Abandoned)
Tolwong- not defined -
St Vincent Co.County
New South WalesState
AustraliaCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 50' 9'' South , 150° 3' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Mines (Abandoned)
Deposit first discovered:
1904
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bungonia259 (2014)9.2km
Marulan542 (2012)14.7km
Bundanoon2,034 (2015)30.0km
Goulburn20,940 (2012)31.5km
Exeter960 (2012)35.0km


A series of small mines originally for gold in the steep Shoalhaven Gorge area.

The Tolwong Block-up Company worked ground on the opposite side of the Shoalhaven River.

Located on the eastern side of the Shoalhaven River, approximately 10 kms south-south-east of Marulan (located in Argyle Co.).


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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Australian Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones, RO Chalmers (1967). Paix, J. G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: http://www.amonline.net.au/geoscience/minerals/localities.htm
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: The Tolwong Mines, Australian Gems and Crafts Magazine, Aug/Sept 1974; Paix, J. G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Anderson, C., 1909. Mineralogical notes. No. VIII. Topaz, anglesite, and other Australian minerals. Records of the Australian Museum 7(4): 274–282, plates lxxix–lxxxi. [30 August 1909].
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Australian Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones, RO Chalmers (1967). Paix, J.G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Alan Melbourne pers comm. Paix, J. G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
'Freibergite Subgroup'
Formula: ([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
Reference: The Tolwong Mines, Australian Gems and Crafts Magazine, Aug/Sept 1974
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Chalmers, R.O. (1968) Australian Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones. American Elsevier, New York, 398 pages. Anderson, C. (1909) Mineralogical notes. No. VIII. Topaz, anglesite, and other Australian minerals. Records of the Australian Museum 7(4): 274–282, plates lxxix–lxxxi. [30 August 1909]. Paix, J. G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Anderson, C. (1909) Mineralogical notes. No. VIII. Topaz, anglesite, and other Australian minerals. Records of the Australian Museum 7(4): 274–282, plates lxxix–lxxxi. [30 August 1909]. Paix, J.G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection; Paix, J. G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: The Tolwong Mines, Australian Gems and Crafts Magazine, Aug/Sept 1974
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Anderson, C., 1909. Mineralogical notes. No. VIII. Topaz, anglesite, and other Australian minerals. Records of the Australian Museum 7(4): 274–282, plates lxxix–lxxxi. [30 August 1909].
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection. Paix, J.G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: http://www.amonline.net.au/geoscience/minerals/localities.htm. Paix, J. G. (1968) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven. Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4C2+2)Sb4S12S
Reference: The Tolwong Mines, Australian Gems and Crafts Magazine, Aug/Sept 1974
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Confirmed by Peter Elliot

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Freibergite Subgroup'2.GB.05([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4C2+2)Sb4S12S
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Freibergite Subgroup'3.3.6.3([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4C2+2)Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4C22+)Sb4S12S
S Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4C22+)Sb4S12S
Cu Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AgSilver
Ag Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
SnTin
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4C22+)Sb4S12S
Sb Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Dana 6, A3, 19.
Lewis, R. (1966) Geological Report on the Tolwong Mine, N.S.W. Prepared for Placer Prospecting Pty Ltd. Geological Survey Report, GS1966/166.

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